Well my cousin bagged his first deer this year. Last day of late buck and finally got an opportunity to fill his tag. Well the morning started off slow with glassing threw a clearing for about an hour, so then we took to the woods in an area were I have seen deer earlier in the season and in past years. We both started walking up this deer trail leading up into some alders and vine-maple, then I spotted a doe about 40 yards up and on the edge of this bend so we stopped and watched her she seen us and started to walk up the hill, and I noticed her tail was sticking strait out because she was in estrus. I was just about to mention it to my cousin that there could be a buck real close by, when that buck stepped out in front of us following the path the doe went up on the hill side. I had my deer grunt with me and grunted once and he stopped and looked at us. My cousin was leaning on an alder and shot him after I stopped him with the grunt. It was a perfect moment the deer was broadside open line of sight couldn't even ask for a better shot for him, and was dropped in its tracks with a double lung shot.
I cant remember the last time I seen a kid that happy, except maybe when I got my first blacktail 12 years ago bow hunting.
But anyway we go back down to the truck and drop off the rifles and gear and go back to commence in gutting and dragging, but one of the weirdest things happened as I was letting him gut his deer. As we were sitting there gutting it that doe we seen earlier comes trotting back threw right by the spot where my cousin shot his and behind her was a big 2x3 point chasing her. I stand and watch as the buck passed by in awww, no rifle by me because I put it back in the truck.
So I figured I would run back down and get it. I run back up there and up into the timber were I had seen them go in. I was up in there about 50 yards from where I seen them pass the first time and then I heard a bunch of cracks and snaps as the doe comes trotting down the hill right for me the buck 2 steps behind her. She goes to my left about 5-10 yards away with the buck behind her. So I let out a grunt from the call to try and stop him like the first one, but he didn't stop and to my disbelief, so I let out about 3 more grunts and still he didn't stop. They didn't even seem to care I was there, he had one thing on his mind and that was to follow the doe. I couldn't get him in the scope that close to me because he was walking so I couldn't get a shot. At times like that I wish I had a 30-30 or something with iron sights. The rut has them deer acting a lot different than in the early season.
But anyway it was a fun experience and the first time I can say I had deer run to us after we had one down, and I am glad to be apart of my cousin bagging his first deer.